BenFred’s 5: Cards have offered Yadi & Waino, DeWitt warms a bit to DH and more from Winter Warm-Up

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St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, Jr., right, and president Bill DeWitt III look on as the team prepares to close out the Milwaukee Brewers and head to the playoffs on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 5-2, clinching a playoff spot. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Ben Frederickson

Five virtual Winter Warm-Up topics from columnist Ben Frederickson that Cardinals fans should be discussing …

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up has a much different feel this year due to the all-virtual setup caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, key Cardinals decision makers like chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and general manager Michael Girsch make trips to the media room and main-room stage for multiple Q&A sessions, sometimes with media members, and sometimes with fans. That was not the case this year, but the Cardinals did roll out a series of sit-downs recorded with Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin. You can find the series of interviews here. Here are some observations from those chats.

1) Cards awaiting decisions from Molina, Wainwright

Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. confirmed the Cardinals have made at least initial offers to free agents Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina.

It sounded like DeWitt wanted that known, that offers had been made.

It sounded like the Cardinals are not all that interested, at least at the moment, in budging from those offers.

“Hopefully they will come back,” DeWitt Jr.…

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